A highly skilled social scientist with a diverse academic background, including studies in Gender and Intersectionality, Management in International Organisations and Finance. Christina has over the years effectively collaborated with various entities, including international organisations, local and international non-governmental agencies, intergovernmental organisations and the regional public sector. She has undertaken in-depth research and analysis of gender-related issues and has been involved in many service-based projects targeting disadvantaged and marginalised groups. The past six years she is intensively engaged in the refugee response scheme and through the different posts and collaborations she has successfully supported numerous vulnerable individuals, including children at risk, gender-based violence survivors, people with disabilities and so on. Furthermore, Christina’s diverse experience and skills also include program management, grant proposal development and coordination of multidisciplinary teams.
A versatile social anthropologist who has successfully held positions in both the non-profit and the corporate sector with noticeable achievements. Evi has for several years collaborated with some of the most renowned non-governmental environmental agencies where she was involved in developing awareness raising campaigns, communication and fundraising strategies, as well as building networks of volunteers and other stakeholders. Furthermore, she has gained valuable experience in support provision to vulnerable groups through her long engagement in service-based projects targeting refugees and migrants residing in the urban context. Evi has also conducted independent research and delivered assessments on environmental and humanitarian issues, while she has acted as a freelance consultant and trainer on corporate communication, marketing and sponsorship strategies. The past few years she holds a key role in a corporate management team where, among others, she delivers high-level HR tasks, analyzes organizational processes and works towards improving operational efficacy altogether.
Ilektra Simitsi holds a PhD in European Law with specialization in European Governance and the Open Method of Coordination from the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace. She holds a degree from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the Kapodistrian University of Athens, a Master's degree in European Law from the Law School of Democritus University and a Master's degree in Public Policy and Human Development from the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance - UNU Merit. Her research interests include European Integration, Rule of Law, Human Rights, Migration and Education, Governance and Social Policy and are accompanied by her work experience in the design, management and implementation of projects funded by the European Union.